Masking vs. No Masking + Altenew Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Masking vs. No Masking | Nina-Marie Design

Hello everyone! Welcome to my stop as part of the Altenew November stamp and die release blog hop! If you have already been hopping along, you should have arrived from Lilith Eeckels’ blog.

Masking vs. No Masking | Nina-Marie Design

I am excited to be working with the new Story of Us stamp set; this set would be perfect for decorating memorable scrapbook pages, or creating cards with a loving theme as I did today.

The cards I made with the set feature two different ways to create a similar design. The red floral card features a masked version, which requires more time to create of course. However, if you are looking for an easier way to make this card, in the video I also show how to create it without masks.

Masking vs. No Masking | Nina-Marie Design

These pretty layering stamps create some artistic flowers and Altenew’s ink sets make the layering even easier! I used both the Red Sunset and the Cool Summer ink collections on these cards, plus a couple of green inks.

Masking vs. No Masking | Nina-Marie Design
Masking vs. No Masking | Nina-Marie Design

These cards are great for mailing because they have very little bulk. The most dimensional aspect of the cards are the Nuvo Drops on each berry image; the colors were Strawberry Coulis and Sea Breeze Jewel Drops

Speaking of mailing, both cards have coordinating envelopes! I used Simon’s Soft Navy and Mint envelopes with the Floral Shadow stamp set from Altenew to do some tone-on-tone stamping. This makes the cards even more special when given to the recipient!

Masking vs. No Masking | Nina-Marie Design

I hope you will be checking out the video below to see the two ideas in action! All the details for the blog hop and the giveaways are listed further down in the post. Thanks for visiting with me today; I’ll be back soon with more card ideas to share!



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Masking vs. No Masking | Nina-Marie Design

Altenew is generously giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! To qualify for the giveaways, leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, November 16th for a chance to win. These six winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, November 18th.

I also have a $30 Altenew gift certificate to give away to a lucky commenter of this post! To qualify for this giveaway, leave a comment here by Thursday, November 16th for a chance to win. The winner will be announced on my blog Saturday, November 18th.

There is lots more to see in this hop, so be sure to continue on over to Svitlana Shayevich’s blog! You can also check out the entire hop list below:

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Sandra Dietrich

Yoonsun Hur

Vicky Papaioannou

Debby Hughes

Kelly Latevola

Therese Calvird

Reiko Tsuchida

Hussena Calcuttawala

Agnieszka Malyszek

Virginia Lu

Kymona Tracey

Altenew Card Blog

Laura Bassen

Erum Tasneem

Lilith Eeckels

Nina-Marie Trapani – you are here!

Svitlana Shayevich

Enza Gudor

Lydia Evans

Terhi Koskinen

Kristina Pokazanieva


106 Responses

  1. Cynthia Cole says:

    Great cards and colors used!

  2. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the embossed sentiments!

  3. Rhonda Strickland says:

    Awesome cards!! You are fantastic! I have signed up for your videos now too. Thanks for the inspiration. :o)

  4. Cindy Reynoso says:

    Beautiful cards! Great idea to use the vellum to mask. Nice touch on the envelopes, too!

  5. Shelly Vaught says:

    They’re both pretty but I love the blue floral card. It’s beautiful!

  6. Claudia L. says:

    Beautiful cards and I love your videos to go along with them! Great masking idea using vellum and I love the added effect of matching envelopes. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Lisa A creations says:

    Cool new release! And cute cards!

  8. Julieann says:

    Love your cards they are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.

  9. Jenny Martin says:

    Gorgeous cards! So bold and colourful!

  10. Marjorie Dumontier says:

    Your cards are so beautiful !!

  11. Judie Attard says:

    Wow amazing cards! I actually love the one what is not masked! Gorgeous!

  12. Andrea says:

    Wonderful cards. Beautiful flowers. :)

  13. Denise Candelaria says:

    Love the navy blue card I think that the color is just stunning on your card. I do like the masking technique better.

  14. michelle sullivan says:

    Nina- Lovely cards….Love your designs and videos! TFS

  15. Annalisa says:

    I love side-by-side projects where you change just the one thing so we can really see the difference it makes, because I rarely think about those little details until they’re highlighted for me. So this was a fascinating video to see exactly what the difference in the looks is, and I can see the value of both of them (both artistically and time-wise). I really appreciate you taking the time to do that. And, of course, your cards are gorgeous. I feel like this set of layering flowers is a little looser than some of Altenew’s previous ones, which makes for a fun, whimsical look. Again, thanks for sharing and teaching! I appreciate it!

  16. Miriam Prantner says:

    Such pretty florals and color combos! Love these!

  17. Annie says:

    Thanks for the inspiration! Love your card!

  18. AndreaH says:

    Wow what wonderful catds I love this November release from Altenew. Xx TFS XX

  19. Valerija says:

    I love the flowers and all the beautiful colors.

  20. Dawn T says:

    Totally awesome cards Nina. Both are amazing. Love the berries – they are the perfect addition

  21. I think I prefer the no masking. I’m not sure if it’s because of image placement or the colors. :D

  22. Vicky Taylor says:

    so many wonderful ideas and beautiful works!

  23. Tracy A says:

    Beautiful. The blue card base is the perfect backdrop for those flowers.

  24. Mary Neubauer says:

    Love the thought to make low bulk cards for mailing and matching envelopes! Such a perfect touch!

  25. F. Andre says:

    Love your work. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

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